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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from CuriosityDaily.com will help you get smarter about the world around you. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Nate Bonham and Calli Gade will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.Head to discovery+ to stream even more science content, from Animal Planet to Science Channel. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms Apply.
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Curiosity Daily Discovery

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 872 Ratings

The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from CuriosityDaily.com will help you get smarter about the world around you. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Nate Bonham and Calli Gade will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.Head to discovery+ to stream even more science content, from Animal Planet to Science Channel. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms Apply.
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    Printed Skin, Mammoth De-Extinction, Learning Happiness

    Printed Skin, Mammoth De-Extinction, Learning Happiness

    Today, you’ll learn about a skin printer that could lead to scar-free surgeries, the possibility of bringing the wooly mammoth back to life, and how to work at being happy.  
     
    Printed Skin 
     
    “Scar-free surgery prints living skin (and maybe hair) right into wounds.” by Paul McClure. 2024.  “New bioink promotes growth & regeneration of 3D-printed muscle tissue.” by Paul McClure. 2023.   
    Mammoth De-Extinction 
     
    “Wooly mammoth de-extinction inches closer after elephant stem cell breakthrough.” by Sascha Pare. 2024.  “Scientists Are Reincarnating the Woolly Mammoth to Return in 4 Years.” by Tim Newcomb. 2023.  “Why Are Scientists Trying to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth?” by Teresa Ehrlich. 2022.  
    Learning Happiness 
     
    “Happiness can be learnt, but we have to work at it - study finds.” University of Bristol. 2024.  “Unit information: Science of Happiness.” University of Bristol. Course catalog.  “The Science of Well-Being.” Coursera Course.  “The Science of Happiness Course.” Greater Good Science Center. N.d. “Managing Happiness.” Harvard. Ongoing.   
     
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    • 11 min
    Glacier Curtain, Good Vibrations, PFAS Water Detox

    Glacier Curtain, Good Vibrations, PFAS Water Detox

    Today, you’ll learn about a radical idea for installing a curtain around a massive ice sheet, how positive vibrations might help people with social anxiety, and new tech that could remove dangerous forever chemicals from our environment.  
     
    Glacier Curtain 
     
    “Scientists want to build 62-mile-long curtains around the ‘doomsday glacier’ for a $50 billion Hail Mary to save it.” by Ellyn Lapointe. 2024.  “Thwaites Glacier Facts.” International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. N.d.  “How We Came to Know and Fear the Doomsday Glacier.” by Marissa Grunes. 2023.   
    Good Vibrations 
     
    “Good vibrations could hold answer to calming social anxiety.” University of Glasgow. 2024.  “Brain mechanisms of social anxiety disorder.” by D J Nutt, et al. 1998.  “Social Anxiety Disorder.” NIH. n.d.  
    PFAS Water Detox 
     
    “Harmful ‘forever chemicals’ removed from water with new electrocatalysis method.” by Luke Auburn. 2024.  “PFAS Explained.” EPA. n.d.  “What are PFAS?” ASTDR. 2024.  
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    • 10 min
    Chernobyl Worms, Barnacle Proteins, Foot-Eye Coordination

    Chernobyl Worms, Barnacle Proteins, Foot-Eye Coordination

    Today, you’ll learn about a surprising discovery inside the worms of Chernobyl, a way to protect metals at sea inspired by barnacles, and foot-eye coordination.  
     
    Chernobyl Worms 
     
    “Radiation-proof Chernobyl worms offer answers about cancer.” by Paul McClure. 2024.  “Chernobyl Accident 1986.” n.a. 2022.  “Environmental radiation exposure at Chornobyl has not systematically affected the genomes or chemical mutagen tolerance phenotypes of local worms.” by Sophia C. Tintori, et al. 2024.   
    Barnacle Proteins 
     
    “Barnacle proteins protect metals from corrosion in salt water.” by Prachi Patel. 2024.  “How Does Salt Water Rust Metals?” By Claire Gillespie. 2018.  “What are barnacles?” NOAA. 2023.   
    Foot-Eye Coordination 
     
    “Foot-eye coordination: how our vision changes in rhythm with our walking.” EurekAlert! 2024.  “Neuroscience research shows the brain is strobing, not constant.” n.a. 2017.   
    Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. 

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    • 11 min
    Eclipse 2024, Boiling Microplastics, Self-Control

    Eclipse 2024, Boiling Microplastics, Self-Control

    Today, you’ll learn about the magic of the upcoming solar eclipse, a simple way to reduce the amount of microplastics in your drinking water, and the connection between self-control and the perception of power. 
    Livestream of the total solar eclipse on Discovery’s YouTube channel on April 8 at 2:15pm ET here!
    Eclipse 2024 
     
    “What this solar eclipse can teach us about our planet and beyond.” by Kasha Patel. 2024.  “Eclipse Soundscapes Project.” 2024.  “Globe Observer: Eclipse.” 2024.  “Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project Objectives.” 2024.   
    Boiling Microplastics 
     
    “Concerned About Microplastics in Your Water? Consider Boiling It First.” by Alexander Beadle. 2024.  “Microplastics in freshwaters and drink water: Critical review and assessment of data quality.” by Albert A. Koelmans, et al. 2019.  “The Impact of Microplastics on the Gut Microbiome and Health.” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2023.  “Drinking Boiled Tap Water Reduces Human Intake of Nanoplastics and Microplastics.” by Zimin Yu, et al. 2024.   
    Self-Control 
     
    “Having Self-Control Leads to Power.” by Jenn Riggle. 2024.  “Self-control signals and affords power.” by Wu, S. 2024.   
    Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. 

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    • 11 min
    Geoengineering, Artificial Sweeteners, Butterfly Mimicry

    Geoengineering, Artificial Sweeteners, Butterfly Mimicry

    Today, you’ll learn about a potentially risky new idea to geoengineer our way out of extreme heat, bad news for fans of artificially sweetened drinks, and an incredible new discovery about butterflies.  
     
    Geoengineering 
     
    “Dehydrate the stratosphere to curb global warming? Scientists float new risky strategy.” by Paul Voosen. 2024.  “Contributions of Stratospheric Water Vapor to Decadal Changes in the Rate of Global Warming.” by Susan Solomon, et al. 2010.  “Considering intentional stratospheric dehydration for climate benefits.” by Joshua P. Schwarz. 2024.   
    Artificial Sweeteners 
     
    “Artificially sweetened drinks linked to risk of irregular heartbeat, study finds.” by Erum Salam. 2024.  “Sweetened Beverages, GEnetic Susceptibility, and Incident Atrial Fibrillation: A Prospective Cohort Study.” by Ying Sun, et al. 2024.  “Atrial Fibrillation.” CDC. 2022.  
    Butterfly Mimicry 
     
    “Butterflies mimic each other’s flight behaviour to avoid predators.” University of York. 2024.  “Butterfly Mimicry.” by Karin Kjernsmo. 2021.  “Mimicry in viceroy butterflies is dependent on abundance of the model queen butterfly.” by Kathleen L. Prudic, et al. 2019.   
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    • 12 min
    Shark Hunter, Asbestos Cancer Treatment, Creative Flow

    Shark Hunter, Asbestos Cancer Treatment, Creative Flow

    Today, you’ll learn about an alarming new killer behavior in orcas, a potential breakthrough for patients with one of the deadliest cancers, and the brain science behind flow.  
     
    Shark Hunter 
     
    “Orcas Demonstrating They No Longer Need to Hunt in Packs to Take Down the Great White Shark.” Taylor & Francis. 2024.  “Further insights into killer whales Orcinus orca preying on white sharks Carcharodon carcharias in South Africa.” by A Towner, et al. 2024.  “Top 10 Facts About Orcas.” WWF. 2023.  
    Asbestos Cancer Treatment 
     
    “Drug offers ‘wonderful’ breakthrough in treatment of asbestos-linked cancer.” by Andrew Gregory. 2024.  “Key Statistics About Malignant Mesothelioma.” American Cancer Society. 2019. “Pegargiminase Plus First-Line Chemotherapy in Patients With Nonepithelioid Pleural Mesothelioma.” by Peter W. Szlosarek, MD, PhD. et al. 2024.  
    Creative Flow 
     
    “Your brain in the zone: A new neuroimaging study reveals how the brain achieves a creative flow state.” EurekAlert! 2024.  “Creative flow as optimized processing: Evidence from brain oscillations during jazz improvisations by expert and non-expert musicians.” by David Rosen, et al. 2024.   
    Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. 

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
872 Ratings

872 Ratings

KarmaCristie ,

This is, hands-down, the very best podcast out there

I would even go so far as to say that it is the best listening out there. I find the information they present really entertaining. It is presented in a form that is easy to understand and follow without feeling like they are talking down to you or treating their audience like kindergartners. I think Calli and Nate are incredible cohost and they work really well together. It’s obvious there is an actual friendship there. With the all the driving around I do and all of the mundane tasks I find myself doing around my home, Curiosity Daily is the best way I know of to help the time go by faster and leave me feeling better informed. Thank you so much & keep up the good work Calli, Nate and Discovery Channel! You are awesome!

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Best podcast ever

Fun, funny and full of fascinating facts! It should be on everybody's morning list. Plus, it appeals to all ages. Keep up the great work!

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